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NBC
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
attention. the pope's former butler is accused of stealing thousands of private papal document. on tuesday he told the court why he did it. nbc's michelle kosinski is in rome this morning. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, david, yeah. here we have the pope's right-hand man accused of stealing the pope's personal letters and documents, copying them, leaking them to the press. when this first broke it was described like something out of a shadowy novel full of high-level intrigue, but now it kind of reads more like a bizarre heist. this was paulo gabriele in his coveted role, one of pope benedict's closest aides. now the butler is the accused in the vatican courtroom charged with stealing a large number of the pope's personal letters and documents, some refer to infighting over things like construction contracts, alleged cronyism and transparency, a rare peek inside vatican justice. gabriele has admitted taking the documents but testified he doesn't feel guilty of a crime, only betraying the trust of a man he loves like a father. he told prosecutors seeing evil and cor
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
pope's former butler testifies today for stealing private documents. the butler, whose duties included helping the pope get dressed, wanted to expose what he felt was corruption within the vatican. >>> now for a look at what is trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. actress drew barrymore announced she gave birth last wednesday to a baby girl named olive, the first child for the 37-year-old actress and her husband art consultant will kopelman. fans are wondering if the baby is named after the reindeer character named olive. liam niesom was pretty in pink. raising money for breast cancer research. >> if i take this off, does the $10,000 become 20,000? just asking. >> i'll make that happen. if you take it off and go sit in that. >> yes. >> then we get fined if you take those off. >> the audience member who got to help ellen dunk niesom is himself a cancer survivor. >>> and this black bear was brave enough to walk on to this back deck but not prepared for this woman's angry reaction. >> no, no. down! who knew it works. this is at least the seventh time
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
, over to you. >> it's a scandal that fascinated catholics worldwide. the pope's former butler on trial for leaking documents to the press. this dinner, paolo gabriellely was so trusted, he was one of the few people to have a key to the pontiff's apartment, so close, he was able to take thousands of confidential documents. >> it was a betrayal of trust. pablo says that himself. for the vatican, i don't think anyone's too worried about what was in the documents, it's the fact that the documents were taken from the pope's apartment. >> gabriella admitted taking papers his boss asked be destroyed. but according to police, they found them stashed in the butler's apartment instead. the 46-year-old passed the documents on to an investigative journalist so-called vatileaks causing embarrassment for the church with allegations of financial corruption and cover-up. gabriellely claims he saw corruption everywhere in the church and acted alone to root it out. >> he's right. maybe the corruption should be out. we should know about the vatican because there was stuff going on that no one knows about
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
former butler on trial for leaking documents to the press. this morning, he learned his fate. dunn began golestani is in london. >> he said he was acting out of love for the catholic church and said it wasn't theft, but this morning, vatican judges disagreed, they found him guilty and sentenced him to 18 months in prison. wherever the pope went, his butler was nearby, up front in the pope mobile or by his side at dinner. paolo was so trusted, he was one of the few people to have a key to the pontiff's apartment. so close he was able to take thousands of confidential couples. >> for the pope, i think it was a betrayal of trust. paolo got the early sense of that himself. for the vatican, i don't think anyone's too worried about what was actually in the documents. it's the fact that the documents were taken from the pope's apartment. >> in court, he admitted taking personal letters and documents belonging to the pope. papers his boss asked to be destroyed. but according to police, they found them stashed in the butler's apartment instead. the 46-year-old passed the documents on to an
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
cloud ceiling. >>> pope benedict's former butler declared his innocence yesterday against charges he stole personal documents from the pontiff however he admitted photocopying the pope's private correspondence. vatican police testified they found thousands of pages of documents inside his apartment. >>> also in vatican city, a dramatic but unrelated protest. a man climbed onto the dome of st. peter's bassilica unfurling a protest bannister against italy's prime minister. at last report he was still tlup. >>> and after checking out a tip, police near detroit say missing teamster's boss jimmy hoffa is not buried in the driveway of a home. neither is anyone else. >>> well, now here as an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,482 after losing 32 points yesterday. the s&p was up a point. the nasdaq gained six. taking a look at overseas trading this morning in tokyo, the nikkei fell 39 points but in hong kong the hang seng added 47. >>> well, a mixed day on the street could be the story for much of the week. on tuesday material stocks stalled th
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
. we'll see you later. >>> the verdict in the trial of pope benedict's former butler is in. paulo gabriel was sentenced to 18 months behind bars for stealing church documents and leaking them to journalists. he faced up to four years in prison. the vatican court says the sentence was reduced because of a series of mitigating circumstances including that gabriel had no previous record. >>> defense secretary leon panetta says u.s. officials are investigating the arrest of two men reportedly connected to the deadly embassy attack in libya. the two tunisian men were arrested wednesday but it is unclear whether they are considered suspects. the u.s. ambassador to libya along with three other americans were killed in an attack on the embassy on september 11th. panetta says officials are still looking into whether the men were connected to al qaeda. >>> the fbi says friendly fire is likely to blame for the death of a federal agent in arizona. nicholas ivy was killed and another agent injured in tuesday's shooting. police have arrested two men who could be connected to the incident. the agents we
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
. still ahead, thou shall not steal. the pope's butler speaking out for the first time about the vatican that prompted a worldwide scandal. >>> plus children among the dead as a boat packed with people slams into a ferry. the search for survivors as the death toll rises, just ahead. [ woman ] dear chex cereal, i've never written a fan letter before, but you've done what i thought was impossible: you made good-for-you, gluten-free cereals in a whole bunch of yummy flavors. cinnamon chex and honey nut chex are two of our favorites. when my husband rob found the chocolate one, we were in cereal heaven. the only problem is, with so many great flavors you're making it very hard to choose. so thanks. from your fans, the mcgregor family. 'cause we love chex. [ male announcer ] love chex? connect with us on facebook. a. >>> happening right now, six crew members under arrest after a boat packed with people slammed right into a ferry near hong kong. right now 38 people are confirmed dead, including some children. nine people among the 100 rescued are seriously injured. at least one person confirme
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
testimony yesterday pope benedict xvi's former butler confessed to charges against him. he admitted stealing and leaking private documents from the pope's apartment. he says he wanted to expose the alleged corruption surrounding the catholic church. despite the intense media attention, he did not show much attention. >> he was occasionally a little bit nervous but for the most part he was smiling. he looked rather calm. he obviously had inside tension. he looked pale. he had bags under his eyes. >> prosecutors are now looking to see if he had any outside help. if sentenced, he could get up to four years in prison or even receive a pardon from the pope himself. >>> much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, infidelity, scandal and intrigue. a revealing excerpt from arnold schwarzenegger's new memoir. >>> you see not much wind this morning. that's part of the story as temperatures start to climb in the valleys today. we'll talk about that when we come right bam. [ taste buds ] donuts, donuts, donuts! who are these guys? oh, that's just my buds. bacon, donuts. -my taste buds. -[
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
finally letting those residents return. no one was hurt. >>> a former butler for pope benedict accused of leaking secret documents will take the stand for the if ifirst time to. paolo gabrieli is accused of stealing documents from inside the vatican and giving them to a journalist. prosecutors say he's confessed, saying he did it to expose corruption within the vatican. he faces up to four years in prison if he's convicted. >>> a peanut butter recall at trader joe's is expanding this morning. sunland incorporated makes peanut butter for several retailers. they're also including cashew butter, tahini and other products. salmonella has been found in 19 states, including virginia. >>> two people from our area are among the two dozen winners of this year's genius grants awarded by the macarthur foundation. david finankel, a journalist fr the washington post, and a writer from the district will receive a $500,000 grant. the awards with paid out over five years and allow recipients to pursue their creative vision. this year's winners work in fields from medicine to science, art, and
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
by the university. >>> pope benedict's former butler admits to stealing documents and leaking them to a journalist. he took the stand yesterday in his own defense. he took responsibility for stealing the documents and insisted he had no other accomplices, but he still denies that he's guilty of the aggravated theft charges against him. he told the court that he is only guilty of betraying the pope's trust. he faces four years in prison if he's convicted. >>> one person seriously hurt after several explosions at a british columbia trucking company. a building and several tractor trailers were engulfed in flames in the fire. smoke was visible for miles. several neighbors businesses were evacuated and two lanes of a nearby bridge had to be closed. the cause of the explosions is still under investigation. >>> a base jumper is lucky to be alive this morning after his parachute got snagged on the side of a cliff. 26-year-old adam gardner got stuck about halfway down the 400-foot cliff in provo canyon in utah. rescuers had to be lowered down and clip him to a rope without knocking his par
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